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Radiologic Technology

What Is Radiologic Technology?

Radiologic Technology is the technical science related to the use of X-rays or radioactive substances for medical diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

Why Study Radiologic Technology?

Radiologic technologists work on the cutting edge of scientific progress. The field encompasses several disciplines from which to choose and, with increasing demand in health care settings around the country, radiologic technology offers the potential for job stability and good salary.

Radiologic technologists study X-rays or radioactive substances for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. Perimeter College offers students the first two years of general studies, then partners with two programs, DeKalb Medical Center of Radiologic Technology and Grady Health Systems, to offer radiology specialty courses.

After successful completion of the Radiologic Technology pathway and the passage of a national exam, students become registered radiologic technologists (radiographers). Radiologic technologists can specialize in more than one procedure. From performing sonograms for expectant mothers to furnishing X-rays of broken bones to providing radiation treatments, the job is a rewarding one whose contribution to patient care is significant.

Radiologic technology job opportunities are available in:

  • Hospitals
  • Diagnostic Imaging Centers
  • Extended Care Facilities
  • Physicians’ Offices
For additional potential salary and job information, Bureau of Labor Statistics - For potential job and salary information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics

1952.40 Radiologic Sciences Pathway

Associate of Science, Pathway – Health Sciences/Radiologic Sciences

Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42 Credit Hours)
Area A:
  • Required course: MATH 1112 College Trigonometry (3 Credit Hours), MATH 1113 Precalculus (3 Credit Hours), or any higher-level mathematics course) (3 Credit Hours)
Area D:
  • Recommended courses:
    • CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I (3 Credit Hours) and CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I Lab (1 Credit Hour)
    • CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry II (3 Credit Hours) and CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry II Lab (1 Credit Hour)
    • MATH 2201 Calculus for the Life Sciences I (4 Credit Hours) or MATH 2211 Calculus of One Variable I (4 Credit Hours), if not already taken in Area A
Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18 Credit Hours)
  1. Carry over from Areas A and/or D (1-2 Credit Hours):
    • Students will carry one additional credit hour over to Area F for each 4-credit-hour mathematics course taken in Area A and/or Area D.
  2. Required Courses (8 Credit Hours):
    • BIOL 2110 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3 Credit Hours) and BIOL 2110 Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (1 Credit Hour)
    • BIOL 2120 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3 Credit Hours) and BIOL 2120 Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (1 Credit Hour)
  3. Select one of the following sequences (8 Credit Hours):
    • PHYS 1111Introductory Physics I (3 Credit Hours) and PHYS 1111L Introductory Physics I Lab (1 Credit Hour)
    • PHYS 1112 Introductory Physics II (3 Credit Hours) and PHYS 1112L Introductory Physics II Lab (1 Credit Hour)


    • CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I (3 Credit Hours) and CHEM 1211L Principles of Chemistry I Lab (1 Credit Hour) (If not taken in Area D)
    • CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry II (3 Credit Hours) and CHEM 1212L Principles of Chemistry II Lab (1 Credit Hour) (If not taken in Area D)
  4. Select the following to complete 18 hours in Area F, if needed:
    • MATH 1070 Elementary Statistics (3 Credit Hours)
All separate lecture and lab course combinations above (e.g., CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211K) are commonly offered as a combined course at Georgia State University-Atlanta (e.g., BIOL 2107K; CHEM 1211K. The combined (K) courses and separate lecture and lab (L) courses cover the same subject matter and are considered equivalent courses.


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